[Glorantha]More More Blue

From: Silburn, Luke <Luke.Silburn_at_logicacmg.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:58:47 +0100


>>quite common.) I don't recall them using bronze, but obviously they
>>distinguished the shades somehow (sky-green and sea-green, for
>>instance.)

The TV people flashed up a picture of a nice ruddy sunset when the answer was revealed as bronze, which sort of makes sense - except why use a word which is only descriptive of the desired phenomenon for a tiny minority of the time? My gf's theory is that the greeks were visualising a well oxidised bronze when they coined the term, which is a better match to the sky's normal colour on cloudless days and would mesh with the term being an extension/refinement from 'green' as well....

>>Hey, I may have been born in New York City, but we DID have PBS growing
>>up. :-)

I know, but its good not to be too parochial in one's assumptions.

Regards
Luke

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